Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Our New Album Is More Moody and Tripped-Out Than Ever Before”

Alternative rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs return with their new album Mosquito in April, and lead singer Karen O has dropped some intriguing hints about what fans can expect.

“This record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you’ve ever heard from us,” she says. “You might catch some roots reggae and psychedelia influences in there.”

A teaser for the new album, the New York outfit’s fourth, is now up on YouTube.

“We took a more playful, LO-FI approach to song-writing,” elaborates O. “Much of the music was demoed in our little basement studio in Manhattan with drum machines, a shitty sample keyboard, and tons of delay – which we called the soup.

“This is a feel good, food for the soul, chicken soup for the ears Yeah Yeah Yeahs record. But that doesn’t mean easy-listening. It means kind of raw, kind of chaotic, kind of dreamy – very us.

“We would love this music to stir some shit up. So much feeling went into this record. It was the rope ladder thrown down into the ditch for us to climb up and dust ourselves off. We’re excited to share the good vibes.”

Mosquito will be released on April 15th. A special fan deluxe bundle is available for pre-order here.



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